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Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases

Stroke is a major global health problem as the second cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability worldwide. Healthcare for stroke patients spans a continuum from acute treatment to hospitalization to rehabilitation and then to prevention. To address the full continuum of stroke care, The Stroke Institute at UTHealth Houston is a joint collaboration among the McGovern Medical School, School of Public Health, Cizik School of Nursing, and School of Biomedical Informatics and leverages the strong clinical partnership of UTHealth Houston with the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and other health systems in Houston.

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Areas of Focus

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The Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases provides students and fellows with an atmosphere of growth and mentorship in building a career in stroke. Educational opportunities are currently available for Medical & Nursing Students, Physicians and traveling researchers.

Education & Training
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The Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases sustains highly successful research in acute stroke treatment and is developing new areas of research in stroke: recovery, prevention, health services, AI technology, population health, pain management, pediatrics and vascular cognitive impairment and mental health.

Cutting Edge Research
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Our Community Engagement Core creates opportunities for researchers to build a coalition between communities, community based organizations and academia by building sustainable community partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Engagement & Awareness
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At the STEP Clinic, we know that risk factor control and lifestyle change take time. We help patients identify and control risk factors and take steps towards improving dietary habits and increasing physical activity.

Clinical Stroke Services

UTHealth Houston is Creating a Healthier Future for All

In the heart of the Texas Medical Center and across the state, UTHealth Houston is boldly committed to solving the greatest health challenges of our time through education, research, innovation, and excellence in patient care. Through unique collaborations among the Stroke Institute and the university's schools, clinical practices, and hospital partners, we work tirelessly to create a healthier future for Houston, for Texas, and for you. 

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